Airborne Awesomosity

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In the early days of flight, with open cockpits and raucous radial engines, you would go down to one of many small flight schools operating out of grass fields or dirt roads and sign up to take lessons. You would sit up front and your instructor would sit behind you, both your heads jutting into the wind. The whole point of the lesson was to learn, and to learn the instructor had to communicate with the student. Something not easily done in those nascient days.
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